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Saturday, 21 July 2018

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  • A man and power lines are reflected in a Telstra poster adorning a public telephone in Sydney, Australia.

    Telstra's A$5.5bn ABS plans crumble

    Top News | 01 September 2017

    Telstra’s funding programme took a A$5.5bn (US$4.4bn) hit last week when Australia’s largest telecoms company was forced to scrap plans for a securitisation of revenues from the government’s National Broadband Network.

  • Market raises glass to AB InBev

    AB InBev cheers Aussie market

    Top News | 25 August 2017

    Global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev quenched Australia’s growing thirst for high-quality corporate debt last week with a A$1.95bn (US$1.54bn) four-tranche bond issue, the third-biggest in the Australian dollar market.

  • Kiwibank wins capital reversal

    Bonds | 18 August 2017

    Kiwibank has had reversed a central bank ruling that struck out NZ$250m (US$181m) of its regulatory capital.

  • New Zealand questions AT1 format

    People & Markets | 18 August 2017

    New Zealand’s central bank has issued a stinging critique of Additional Tier 1 capital, casting doubt over the value of a product designed to safeguard the global financial system.

  • Expanding buyside boosts Aussie bonds

    Bonds | 11 August 2017

    Two years after Apple’s debut put Australia’s domestic market on the global map, another jumbo Kangaroo bond issue from a major US borrower has renewed hopes of further growth Down Under.

  • Verizon takes round-the-world trip

    Bonds | 04 August 2017

    Telecoms giant Verizon embarked on something of a round-the-world trip last week, raising funds in the US domestic market before ending up in Australia, by way of Taiwan.

  • IFC opens Kiwi Green market

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    International Finance Corp became the first issuer of Green bonds in New Zealand dollars with last Friday’s enlarged NZ$125m (US$94m) 10-year Kauri sale.

  • ACU unlocks 'good cause' premium

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    Australian Catholic University, rated Aa2 by Moody’s, broke new ground with last Tuesday’s A$200m (US$158m) sale of 10-year sustainability bonds, which suggests Australian investors are willing to pay a “good cause” premium for such issues.

  • Australia raises bank capital ratios

    People & Markets | 21 July 2017

    Australia’s big four banks breathed sighs of relief last week after the latest review of capital requirements dampened fears of a shortfall in their common equity ratios.

  • CBA uncovers 30-year sweet spot

    Bonds | 07 July 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa3/AA–/AA–) looks certain to encourage copycat ultra-long issuance from other Australian banks, after breaking new ground with last Thursday’s hugely popular 30-year US dollar bond issue.